Exchange tips and tricks for the Akai MPC4000
By Dada Mon May 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Hi. Do i have to use same type akai orginal power switch or Can i use any power push switch, do i need to know something? Maybe led push switch would be dope..
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By JUKE 179r Mon May 07, 2018 10:01 pm
You can use any switch you want to mod your 4000. Just make sure you know what you are doing so you don’t burn it up or electrocute yourself.
By Dada Tue May 08, 2018 9:15 pm
How about that pcb assembly is it easy to take power switch off that board and solder new one back? New power push switch cost 3$ mpc stuff sell same part but used one 22$..
By richie Thu May 10, 2018 7:50 am
@Dada - I think it would be easier if you just got the direct replacement part instead of bothering to modify stuff and risk ruining your 4000.

There is someone on eBay with direct replacement power switches for the 4000:

If I were you I would just grab one and get someone to solder it in for you.
By Dada Fri May 11, 2018 4:09 pm
I already know what kind of switch akai use, its sddf-9 tv-8 push power switch. The link is for used switches from dismantled mpcs from 2001-2004, and 20$ + postage for a used part its pistol price af.
By Edd.Buczybuda Wed May 16, 2018 10:40 am
You need solder sucker, hot iron and solder/flex + switch, ideally original one.

The power switch is not mounted on assembly PCB - It's separated piece.

PS. If you are close to London then I could change it for you.
By Dada Thu May 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Board is clean now i just take broken switch off board. i only need new switch can somebody tell me what difference is sddf-9 tv-8 and sddf-3 tv-8 power switches? Both look like same and i only found sddf-3 tv-8. price is about 3-10$ if sddf-3 tv-8 work with 4000?